Igorot Gremlin

Thank you for dropping by!


You might want to look around, read about the Igorot Gremlin as he roams around the United Arab Emirates where the family currently stays. Once in awhile there's about Baguio or anything in between. And most of the times, it's about the growing Gremlin, his gremly Mom and gremly Dad =)
 
The Gremlin -- malikot/ makulit/ magulo/ madaldal/ malambing -- always amazes the Gremly Mom and Dad, and this blog is their exclamation of their gratefulness for their Blessing.


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KALEL MOSAIAH, the name


Staying here in an Arab nation, Kalel is mostly thought of as "Khalil" and related to a Muslim name. Smallville followers would however guess it right that it came about from Kal El -- Superman's (planet) Krypton name. On a side note, 'Khalil' in Arabic means 'Friend'


Mosaiah, on the other hand, is his Igorot name. It could be simply spelled as Mosaya, however his Lola Cute suggested giving a fix on the spelling. (Igorots usually have traditional/ cultural names and each place/ province holds its own reference/ meaning. Mosaya is from Sagada, Mountain Province where new borns are 'baptised' their Igorot names from one of the ancestral names. If the root is not that far, anyone who bears the same name is assumed as a relative from the same lineage). The Gremlin's Mom is baptised 'Duno'.


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Now the fuss on being an Igorot

Igorots are the mountain dwellers of northern Philippines and make up indigenous tribes identified strongly by their own cultures and traditions. The Gremlin's lineage is of pure Igorot (Ifugao, Mountain Province and Ibaloi of Benguet).

There's nothing different of being an Igorot, only thing is, they had always been and are still subjected to discrimination and ridicule because of the misconception that partly stems and started from erroneous history books. They are thought to have tails, (one may not mind the descriptions of curly hair, short, dark brown complexioned, flat nose-d, hairy), untidy, uneducated/ morons, uncivilized. Can you now picture an incomplete evolution of animals to humans? This blog is an advocate to correct these misconceptions.

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This Igorot blogger feels like her mind is aging so fast, that her vocabulary is way way wider when she was in sixth grade (thank you Saint Louis School Center =) ) . She takes too long to compose a business email which drags her confidence down. Hence, she hopes to keep Alzheimer’s disease away by blogging.

10 comments:

  1. Greetings!
    Thank you po for visiting my blog.
    Congratulations din po sa inyo. :)

    Natutuwa lang ako, regarding sa "Igorot". Nung nag-transfer ako ng school from Baguio to Manila, karamihan sa klasmeyts ko ang tawag sa akin ay Igorot. I don't know if they were mocking me or what, pero I felt proud na may pagkakakilanlan ako. They even drew pictures sa blackboard tapos magtatawanan. Although, I actually don't have an Igorot blood... I made to a point na I am proud that I was able to mingle with them. One of my mom's bestfriend po kasi ay Igorota.

    Sa katunayan, ang username ko po talaga sa blogosphere ay taga-bundok. Pero, dahil na rin po may tumatawag sa akin ng animus kaya isinama ko na ito as part of my username.

    Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and your family. :)

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  2. Just one look at it and I love your blog :) Everything is neat and delicious.
    Keep it up. And I hope to visit it more often...

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  4. Hello to all here, I stumbled to this B-log by chance of luck looking for understanding about the true nature, past history of the Igorot Civilizations that flourished thousands of years before Spansish/chinese/Belgian/American etc... colonized the Igorot Eegions of the BIBAAK REGION of the Philippines... Can anyone point me to a credible reference(s), hopefully unbiased educational resources for LOOKING UP the 'ORIGIN' of the the word 'IGOROT', who coined that word and why?....

    Thank You for a well informed, entertaining and educational B-log....

    God Bless Us All..

    rod s.

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  5. Hi Rod S,
    I wonder where you are currently located? I ask because I now could only refer you in each of the cultural museums in the Cordilleras, which maybe the most accessible would be Baguio or La Trinidad. Searching for the individual websites of these to get their contacts would be be worth it if you look forward at credibility.

    The quickest I recall as online possible source would be the Igorot Global Organization. If you could try John Dyte at jdyte@yahoo.com, he might have soft copies for you. (PS, I saw his contact online, and I havent asked him before sharing his contact here :))

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  6. while your son is kalel my daughter is Lanna as in Lanna Lang, the pretty girl friend of kalel. nice names, no beautiful names.

    I have been to Baguio once and I hardly spell the name of the province all the time. I fancy wearing the Igorot dress and accesories.

    we have the same fear, alzheimers.

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  7. this corner is awesome!

    I remember my aunt telling me the story of people thinking that we igorots have tails -- uhm duh!

    hahaha, ignorant fools.

    with that thinking, they would never know when an igorot would be standing in front of them due to the absence of a "tail". :/ pssshhh

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